Luis Rodriguez ''A Teixa'' Blanco 2013 - Ribeiro del Duero, Spain
Varietals: Treixadura (mostly), Godello, and Albariño
It is aromatic, lush, and textured with notes of honeysuckle and sea salt – a lovely and quite serious vino branco to pair with rich ocean creatures and poultry in sauce.
Luis Rodriguez established his bodega in 1988 with the goal of making terruño-driven wines from indigenous grape varieties, grapes like Treixadura and Caiño that were on the verge of extinction at the time. Luis has slowly accumulated 5 hectares comprised of nearly 100 micro-parcels, mostly located on the steep, southwest-facing, granitic hillsides of his hometown of Arnoia. Luis makes wine in the same cellar as his grandfather, where he utilizes native yeasts, judicious SO2, and practices élevage in mostly used, larger French oak barrels.